Lipo Surgeon Charged In Patient Death Also Performed Surgery On Himself
A plastic surgeon from Encino is scheduled to be arraigned today in the death of one patient and the serious injury of another who were both getting liposuction.Ehab Aly Mohamed, 46, is accused of giving one of his patients Sharon Carpenter, 61, a toxic cocktail of lidocaine, fentanyl, and oxycodone while she was undergoing liposuction in August 2010. She died during the 10-hour procedure in Mohamed's office, and Mohamed is being charged with involuntary manslaughter, according to the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office.
LAPD Detective Joel Price told NBC Los Angeles that Mohamed showed no remorse in her death.
Mohamed is also being charged with elder abuse related to a case in which a 77-year-old woman underwent liposuction in his office in May 2010. She lost consciousness at one point during the procedure. She survived but the DA's office says that she still suffers from health problems related to the procedure.
Prosecutors say that during both procedures his office didn't meet state safety standards when it came to equipment, staffing and emergency resources. He could face up to 10 year in state prison if he's convicted on the charges.
But perhaps the weirdest detail about Mohamed is that he had performed some kind of surgery on himself. Price told NBC, "He was, in fact, performing medical procedures on himself." When Mohamed was arrested, the surgeon had to be hospitalized because he was "in bad shape."